Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I am not alone

These were the words impressed upon my heart today.

Clearly, gently, firmly, God impressed upon my heart that I am not alone.

While it is true that God is always with us, and therefore we are never alone, I don't think that is what He meant to tell me today.

I think God was reminding me that we are not alone in our trial. He was reminding me that others have walked this road, are currently walking this road and will walk this road after we are finished.

Sometimes our journey in life feels so isolating and unique. But as we face our trials and hardships, it is critical to remember that we are not alone.

There are others without work.

Others who are facing broken relationships.

Others who have too much to do, and not enough time to do it.

Others who long to sit at the feet of Jesus, but guilt and shame holds them back.

Others who long for a baby (or another baby).

Others who wait for a loved one to be healed.

Others who are in bondage to anxiety or depression or perfectionism.

Others who seek help for their marriage.

Others who are overcome with pain. Or grief. Or sadness.

Others who struggle to pay their bills.

Others who give of themselves endlessly, with little thanks.

Others who face addictions.

Others who desire to be married.

Others who are suffering the consequences of people's choices.

Others who are walking the same road, facing the same challenges and asking the same questions.

I just came downstairs from rocking my daughter to sleep. She is teething and has been up 3 out of the last 4 nights. But I am not alone on this road of motherhood. There are many others who are up with their little ones long after the sun has set.

And sometimes I need to be reminded that I am not alone.

Dear friends, we are not alone. You are not alone. Whatever your journey. Whatever your hope. Whatever your burden. Whatever your trial. Whatever your longing. Whatever your story.

You are not alone. 

May these words of truth resonate in your heart and in your mind today.

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